Things to do near Kelso

With three charming one bedroom self catering cottages near Kelso, Burnbrae provides the perfect basecamp to enjoy the many activities and places to see on both sides of the Scotland / England Border. There's also a wealth of events throughout the year, both in Kelso and at the numerous historic sites and places of interest throughout the region. If you enjoy outdoor pursuits, Burnbrae offers a secure store for cycles, walking gear etc. and for your convenience, each cottage also has a heated drying cupboard. A washing machine and a tumble drier are available on-site

Walking near Kelso in the Scottish Borders


Walking opportunities surround Burnbrae; our cottages are set within approximately thirty acres of fallow farmland, so whether you simply enjoy an early morning stroll or are looking for something more challenging Burnbrae provides an ideal base.

Cycling in the Sottish Borders near Kelso


Cyclists are especially welcome at Burnbrae. We have a lockable cycle store and can provide you with a key for the duration of your stay. There is also an outside tap for washing your bike down after your adventure in the forest. Each cottage has a heated drying cupboard with washing machine and tumble-drier available on-site.

Fishing in the Scottish Borders near Kelso


The rivers Teviot, Whiteadder and Blackadder are also close by. If you are already into river fishing, then you will know the river Tweed (only 5 km away) is one of premier rivers in the world, with excellent fishing for trout, salmon and grayling.

Horse riding is part of Borderers life

Horse Riding

With horses available for hire and horse riding lessons for beginners and experienced riders at Nenthorn Equestrian Centre, sited immediately adjacent our cottages, Burnbrae makes a great base for horse riding & pony trekking in the area around Kelso.

Ancestral research in the Scottish Borders

Family History

If your family had associations with the Scottish Borders in the past, Burnbrae is 30 mins easy drive of the wealth of records available in the region, at the Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre held at the Heritage Hub in Hawick.

Golf opportunities in the Scottish borders


There are 20 unique and challenging golf courses in the Scottish Borders, all within easy reach of Burnbrae. This means that our cottages are an ideal base for a week or more playing various courses.

History in the Scottish borders

Historic Sites

The Borders near Kelso is steeped in fascinating - and often turbulent - history, evidence of which remains throughout the area: magnificent fortifications; land struggles; castles and fine buildings; museums and abbeys. It's all here in the Borders.